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Welcome To Ballard High School
Contact Ballard High School at 206-252-1000
 

News and Events

Washington State 2014 Healthy Youth Survey
Our district is participating in the Washington State 2014 Healthy Youth Survey during the week of October 13th – 17th.

The Healthy Youth survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, risk and protective factors, access to school-based services, and sexual behaviors, abuse and orientation. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks.

The Healthy Youth Survey is given to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 across Washington State.

Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous.

Please read the Parent and Student Notification flyer for more information about the Healthy Youth Survey.  
       
There is also a spanish version available.



Curriculum Night
This Thursday, October 2nd is Ballard High School's Curriculum Night.  Don't miss this opportunity to hear from Principal Keven Wynkoop, PTSA President, Kim Flin, and get to meet all of your son's and daughter's teachers.  The program starts at 7:00 in the Main Gym and 6th period wraps up at 9:00.  There will also be information tables available the half hour before and after the program.





THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940
THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940 opens on October 9 and runs through October 18. Curtain is at 7:30 pm each of the performance days.

PLOT SYNOPSIS:
The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop (in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious "Stage Door Slasher") assembles at the Westchester estate of a wealthy patron. A blizzard cuts off any possible retreat, bodies start to drop in plain sight, knives spring out of nowhere, masked figures drag their victims behind swiveling bookcases, and accusing fingers point in all directions. However, and with no thanks to the bumbling police inspector who snowshoes in to investigate, the mystery is solved in the nick of time and the "Slasher" is unmasked—but not before the audience has been treated to a sidesplitting good time and a generous serving of the author's biting, satiric, and refreshingly irreverent wit. 

Adults: $15, students and Senior Citizens: $10
Thank you for the continued support of the arts at Ballard High School.



Ballard Talisman Earns Major Nomination
The Ballard Talisman recently received notice of their 2014 Pacemaker Finalist nomination in the Tabloid category from the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) which is considered the highest honor for a scholastic newspaper in the country. Some compare the Pacemaker award as the high school equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize for professional newspapers.


It marks the first Pacemaker nomination in the school’s history and the first Seattle Public School to receive a nomination since 2006 (Garfield Messenger).

Winners will be announced at the Fall National High School Journalism Convention on Nov. 8 in Washington, D. C.

Staff editors submitted 5 issues that judges critiqued based on the following: coverage and content, quality of writing and reporting, leadership on the opinion page, evidence of in-depth reporting, design, photography, art and graphics.

The Talisman also received 4th place in the Best of Show as part of the national convention in San Diego last spring in the tabloid category, and received 2nd place in both best website and best edition categories at the Edward R. Murrow High School Journalism contest. In addition, Talisman news editor, Anna Ferkingstad won the 2014 high school journalist of the year for the state of Washington.

According to the NSPA website, the NSPA Newspaper Pacemaker contest has recognized general excellence in scholastic newspapers for 87 years. The 2014 Newspaper Pacemaker contest yielded approximately 300 entries. 




Graduation Date and Time
Sorry for the recent confusion.  Ballard's 2015 Graduation ceremony is scheduled for Friday, June 12 at 5:00pm at Memorial Stadium.  There were multiple changes last Spring and Summer, but this is the official date and time.  





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